On the 28th May 2013 in Athens the Seed Association of Ukraine and French Seed Association signed the agreement on cooperation.
The purposes of the agreement signing above all are to promote joint efforts on improving the image of Ukraine in the international market as a reliable partner for investment and doing business in seed sector; to support the introduction of new technologies, the use of the best achievements of plant breeding - new varieties (hybrids) of crops; and to harmonize the national legislation in the seed industry to the international standards.
"Such a step certainly proves that not only producers, but also Ukraine, as a country fully shares the global principles and economic value of seed market development. Both the European Community and Ukraine want to build good relations and to establish a true partnership and collaboration that would strengthen and expand relationships that were established in the past. " said V. Khadzhymatov.